Excerpt: When it comes to the films of the Coen brothers, it’s always been a jump ball with me. Some of their films I’ve loved, others not so much and others (namely Fargo ) I felt were over-praised. While others, O’ Brother, Where Art Thou ?, have grown on me as time goes by.
Conclusion: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is another masterpiece from the Coen Brothers. A somber examination of repeated mistakes and artistic struggles, the film offers a complex character study filled with wry humor and wistful longing. The video transfer is very solid but there are some minor artifacts.
Excerpt: Joel and Ethan Coen have been churning out hits for decades. From Raising Arizona to Fargo and No Country For Old Men as well as many cult hits in between, the Coen brothers have a unique voice that has led to their long success in the Hollywood system.
Excerpt: The Film "Everything you touch turns to shit." The above statement could be applied to a lot of the characters in the Coen Brothers' universe. You can pretty much take your pick. However, the one on the receiving end of this particular statement is Llewyn Davis (played by Oscar Isaac).
Conclusion: Inside Llewyn Davis is a terrific film all around, though it's certainly not a film for all audiences. It's deliberately slow and reserved, an inward journey to nowhere that's fascinatingly low key and frequently hopeless.
Inside Llewyn Davis – The Coen’s Stumble but don’t Fall. Michelle’s Review
23 December 2013
Excerpt: Coen Brother films are almost always unique, well made and sometimes make you think. When all the ingredients that shape up their worldview work you get brilliance like Raising Arizona or Fargo. When it fails you get a strange head scratcher like O Brother, Where Art Thou, or The Lady Killers.
Summary: The latest Coen Brothers film is not their best, but it is much closer to it than it is to their worst. Considering that their worst isn't bad at all, you are safe in assuming that it's definitely worth a view.